Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It's Big Crafty Time Again!!!

It's back and just as crafty as you know it and love it to be!

Join over 100 vendors at Pack Place on Sunday, December 6 from 12-6pm and get yer craft on!

Shop Local. Shop Handmade. Shop Fun!!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

2nd Saturday Artist Market this weekend!

It's that time! If you're in the east-West Asheville area on Saturday, be sure to visit the 2nd Saturday Artist Market on Domino Lane, and stroll over through Christopher's Garden and see what delights await you there!

In addition to the participating artists and craftspeople, both anchor studios will be open. At Crazy Green Studios, I'll have a table of 'clearance' items that really want to find a home, and next door at Mimi Strang Design, Mimi is also clearing inventory to make room for her new work, so you'll find deals on the decorative and functional treasures you've been waiting for!

And in the Community Booth, you'll find information on many upcoming community events, cards for other local merchants and as always, you'll have the opportunity to drop off canned food and other non-perishables for MANNA FoodBank. You'll also be able to purchase bowls that will support Imagine Render's 'Empty Bowls Project', which also benefits MANNA FoodBank.

Click the image above to visit the Artist Market blog for profiles on our vendors, and you can find your way here with the maps to the right (also available at the Market blog!).

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Asheville Poeples Market

The Asheville People's Market will be the happening place to be this Sunday! It will be happening right next to the largest free street festival in the south east! Bele Chere!!!!

So come on out and keep it local, keep it real, and have fun!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

July 12: Big Crafty & People's Market!!

The Big Crafty is BACK!! 12-6pm. In the heart of downtown at Pack Square: 100 indie crafters, music, food and drink. Shop Asheville. Shop Handmade. Shop Fun!! Click on the image for more info and a list of all the crafters.

The People's Market, 11am-4pm: A weekly gathering of re-cycled, re-used items, local economy support, treasure, handcrafts, homemades, fine art, Sunday social mingling in the sunshine, AND its all for a good cause! All profits from the rental of vendor spaces will be donated to help support the work of the American Rainbow Rapid Response. And you guessed it, click on the image above for more details!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

2nd Saturday Artist Market kicks off MANNAfest!

2nd Saturday Artist Market is back on July 11, and in addition to new and returning artists and craftspeople, and our Community Booth guests Koinonia, we are proud to partner with MANNA FoodBank as an Ambassador to help collect food in East West Asheville for MANNA FoodBank's MANNAfest: Neighborhood Food Drive.

Last fall, in the wake of increasing demand for emergency food assistance and decreasing food supplies, MANNA started a quarterly food drive program (MANNAfest) to help stock their shelves. They are teaming up with high school students in the fall, workplaces in the winter, faith groups in the spring and neighborhoods (that's us!) in the summer. I hope you'll consider helping support this drive by donating food.

Crazy Green Studios will be kicking off the drive at tomorrow's 2nd Saturday Artist Market and continuing to receive donations at the studio. We will then deliver our collections to MANNA, where it will be weighed, processed and provided to the agencies with whom MANNA partners.

If you'd like to bring donations to Crazy Green Studios, here's a list of the top ten most needed items:

1. canned meat (spam, ham, chicken)
2. tuna
3. peanut butter (plastic jars only please)
4. canned vegetables
5. canned/dried fruit
6. meal-in-a-can (beef stew, chili, etc.)
7. canned soup
8. dried/canned beans
9. boxed macaroni & cheese or other dinners
10. health & cleaning aids (soap, toothpaste, shampoo, detergent)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Next Lexington Bazaar: July 18th!

Come to the next Lexington Bazaar in the Courtyard on July 18th from 11am-6pm.

We have two great music acts: "Now You See Them" and "Buffalo" and of course our great vendors; some returning ones and exciting new ones..

And don't forget to pick up some of Bouchon's French Fries while you're at it...

Summer Break!

Howard Street Handmade will take a break in July and August, to go to the beach, sleep in, and do other such summertime what-not. We will see you in September for the blow-out back-to-school crafty extravaganza, September 19th!
This is where I want to go.

Monday, July 6, 2009

July 11 & 12: Big Market Days in Asheville!!

It's going to be another great weekend of fabulous treasures and hand-crafted creations in Asheville! Here are the offerings for the weekend of July 11-12:

Saturday, July 11:

2nd Saturday Artist Market in East West Asheville, 12-4pm: This month we have returning vendors and some new, including clothing, ceramics, jewelry, fused glass, metal and mixed media, soy candles and more! Koinonia will be the guests in the Community Booth, and you can drop off canned food and non-perishables for the MANNA FoodBank Neighborhood Food Drive, as well as purchase ceramic bowls to benefit MANNA, at the Crazy Green Studios' booth. Click the image above for more details.

Sunday, July 12:

The Big Crafty is BACK!! 12-6pm. In the heart of downtown at Pack Square: 100 indie crafters, music, food and drink. Shop Asheville. Shop Handmade. Shop Fun!! Click on the image for more info and a list of all the crafters.

The People's Market, 11am-4pm: A weekly gathering of re-cycled, re-used items, local economy support, treasure, handcrafts, homemades, fine art, Sunday social mingling in the sunshine, AND its all for a good cause! All profits from the rental of vendor spaces will be donated to help support the work of the American Rainbow Rapid Response. And you guessed it, click on the image above for more details!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

People's Market is TODAY!!!

That's today, Sunday June 28 - and every Sunday for that matter, so get on downtown and check it out!

And as an added treat, if you're of the 'green thumb' variety, you can pick up some FREE plant starts - that's right, FREE!!

Look for the white tents and long shade canopy in the lot across the street from Rosetta's Kitchen - plenty of parking, beautiful day - go out and meet the People!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Saturday & Sunday, June 20-21: Markets abound!!!

The rains have stopped and the sun is back out - a perfect weekend for checking out two awesome ongoing Markets in Asheville. And if you're looking for a unique last-minute Dad's Day gift or if you just want to a nice slice of what's going on in Asheville, you'll find unlimited options at one of these great events:

See a wide range of artists, crafters and designers, get a snack from Bouchon's street food table and hear music by Kip and his band Rubber Cushions! Saturday, 11-4 (if the sun stays out, they'll go later!)

This month's Market features 20 artists and indie crafters - about half are returning and half new, so you know you'll find something new and exciting! Right next to Short Street Cakes for your sweet tooth stop: Saturday from 11am - 4pm.

On Sunday, the people are gathering at the Asheville People's Market! Buy, barter, swap - it's all happening in the lot across from Rosetta's Kitchen (and while you're there, check out the great garden that's growing under the overpass!). Sunday, starting at 11am.

Monday, June 8, 2009

2nd Saturday Artist Market: June 13!!

What to do this Saturday...what to do....hmmmm....HERE'S an idea:

Start your Saturday morning at Short Street Cakes - grab a mini cup cake, or a half dozen full sizers, or even a cake or two! Note the location so you can go back next weekend for the Howard Street Handmade market. And pick up a couple of extras...bring a mini vegan to the Crazy Green Studios booth and trade it in for a free gift.

Follow Haywood around the corner and come up the street, passing Steebo Designs - go check out his garden and if the studio is open, pop in and see what's in the works!

A bit further up the street you'll find Izzy's Coffee Den - yes, it's time for a coffee break, and if you're feeling a bit peckish, perhaps a snack!

At the end of the block, take a right in front of the Rocket Club (by the way, the Funk Messengers and Melodius Culture are playing later in the evening), and walk a short block to Christopher's Garden - see the '2nd Saturday Artists Markets' sign? Go into the garden, and you'll find some very arty and crafty vendors, including the runny bunny, and next to the garden you'll find Christopher himself, with his fine work!

Leave the garden on the Westwood Avenue side, and cross the street and follow Domino Lane a short way into the 2nd Saturday Artist Market - you'll see more signs and the tents, can't miss it!

Here you'll find ceramics, jewelry, clothing, paintings, soy candles, soaps, felted treasures and more!! Spend some time, get to know the people who make these fine works, shop ahead for Father's Day, pick up a little bauble for yourself! Say hi to the folks from Mountin' Hopes in the Community Booth. Bring some canned food for MANNA FoodBank, and help decorate a bowl for Empty Bowls! And don't forget to drop off that vegan cupcake at the Crazy Green booth!

Wait, you're not done! Take the stairs up to Haywood, and check out Harvest Records, Custom Boutique and Touch of Glass, then wander across the street and see what's going on at Blue BarnHouse, Krug Creative and BookWorks.

By now, if you're getting hungry again, The Admiral should just be opening for dinner or a frosty beverage, or perhaps you'd like to get a head start on the suggested Sunday agenda and head back down Haywood, over the bridge and into the River Arts District for the Studio Stroll!

Check out the 2nd Saturday blog this week to learn more about participating artists and the Community Booth, and then come out on Saturday and join the fun!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Asheville People's Market is open!

It's a beautiful Sunday in Asheville - a perfect day for the opening of the Asheville People's Market! The Market runs today until 4pm, and then reconvenes every Sunday through October. If you're a vendor, check out their blog site for information, and if you're in the neighborhood or planning a visit, be sure to put this on your list!

Some early images from the first Market:

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Howard Street Handmade Crafty Swap Bonanza This Weekend!

Hey friends! We are so psyched about this weekend's Howard Street Handmade! From 8am to 3pm, there will be three different workshops for new and experienced crafters. Starting at 3pm, there will be a crafty supply swap ($3 bonanza ticket) and sale ($10 table to sell all your used crafty materials).

Also, an update: Music by Wildflowers (Juan Holladay and Eliza Sydney, featuring harp, guitar, and vocals) will take place between 2 and 4 pm.
And we are happy to announce that we will be giving out samples of beer from the Wedge Brewery at Howard Street, as well as featuring our Wedge Stout Cupcake in the Cake Shop. Can't wait to see you there!

The Ginger Stout Cupcakes made with Wedge Imperial Stout:

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Jodi (Short Street Cakes)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Come to the funky Lexington Bazaar on Saturday June 6th!

After the awesome Opening , the next Bazaar is just around the corner...come and enjoy lots of new vendors and music by Ras Berhane of Chrystal Kind!

This coming Saturday, June 6th from 11am-4pm in the Lexington Avenue Courtyard at 58 1/2 N. Lexington.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

2nd Saturday Artist Market is expanding!!

The next 2nd Saturday Artist Market is June 13, which if you've been paying attention you'll know is the same weekend as Studio Stroll in the neighboring River Arts District. In anticipation of great crowds all over the area, we're expanding the 2nd Saturday Artist Market in several ways:

* 10x10 tented booth fees are now just $30: 2 artists may share a space, but at least one of you needs to have the tent

* un-tented 'table' space is now available: as long as the sun is shining, we'll try to make room for everyone we can, so if you've been interested in applying to the Market but daunted by lack of tent, fear not! For the June Market, you need only have a table, and like the booth spaces, two artists may share a 6' table. Table space is $20. If it goes well in June, we may keep doing it throughout the season.

We'll be keeping the application process open until we just can't fit in any more vendors, and once you've been juried in, you may simply submit your request to participate in future Markets.

Go to the event blog for Market applications - the table space feature is brand new, so if you don't see it on the application form, just write it in. And if you have any questions, email 'info' at 'crazygreenstudios.com'.

And if you're not vending in one of these great Markets - get out and visit them all! You'll be surprised and thrilled to discover the range of products and resources available right here in Asheville, produced by your very own neighbors!